UK Newswire Archive
09-03-2012 18:25As Claire from Oxford said ...
09-03-2012 17:00On March 8, women worldwide commemorate International Women's Day. It celebrates over a century of economic, political, and social achievements. This year for Palestinians, Hana Shalabi's hunger strike for justice is highlighted. After three weeks, it's taken a toll. Nonetheless, she's determined to resist Israel's lawless arrest, detention, torture, and degrading treatment. Since arrested on February 16, she's only ingested water. However, for the past five days, extreme nausea prevents her from drinking more than 1.5 liters daily. .......
One of London's largest and most active social centres was evicted Friday morning by around 100 TSG units. According to reports, occupants were rudely awakened by an unruly mob of riot police breaking the inner door to their sleeping area. As no legal process had been initiated, an old warrant for the building was used as a pretext for the eviction. Occupants were in shock with the latest move by the authorities which allegedly defies nearly all the basic rights for every person to justice, as well as contravening Section 6 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
In addition most of them were denied access to their possessions as the door was locked shut by bailiffs and they were left outside in the cold to contemplate the immediate dashing of their dreams.
The social centre, which held a free vegan dinner and bicycle workshop every week was building up to a more productive spring when they were attacked.
One squatter, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We are shocked how far the authorities go to undermine our liberty. This sort of unprovoked violence is nothing short of fascism."
Some experts suggest authorities rash assault on civil rights in the last year is a bid to gentrify parts of London ahead of the Olympics.
Reports suggest that over 15,000 police officers will be stationed in the capital during the 25bn pound event, with critics saying all this money will be swallowed by multinationals just as the poor are being cut of even their most basic needs.
Authorities will have power to enter and evict any building they want during this period, powers normally handed out only in wartime.
09-03-2012 16:13Benefit for Close Campsfield
09-03-2012 14:21Alert: Members of the fascist national front will be on the streets of Heywood this weekend spreading their bile and hatred.
LAMP TAVERN, 257 Barford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6AH
With Facebook's clamp down on fake profiles, their demands for phone numbers during registration, and so on, the time has come for activists to look further afield and use more clandestine means of communication for their publishing and planning activities.
Leading environmentalists Jonathon Porritt and Caroline Lucas MP will join demonstrators at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster - and to call for a halt to the development of Hinkley C. Kate Hudson, chair of CND will also be speaking at the event.
09-03-2012 12:15Today, Anti-Capitalist activists gave the Lib Dems a less than warm welcome to their conference in Gateshead.
09-03-2012 11:20Saturday, 17 March 2012 13:00 until 16:00
Meet at Poundland, Kings Heath High Street, Birmingham
Fair Work - Not Workfare!
Join us on the Workfare Walk of Shame on Kings Heath High Street
Meet at Poundland from 1pm, at around 1:30pm we will go for a walk down Kings Heath high street, stopping off at places that use forced labour from workfare schemes.
09-03-2012 07:43YOUNG rebels in Québec are coming under vicious attack from Canadian cops. But anger and defiance are rising as a big day approaches - a demonstration against police brutality in Montreal on Thursday March 15.
Thursday 8th March 2012
About 10 days ago, the Nottingham City Council served a notice on the Occupy Nottingham camp. That unless they stifted by the Monday 5th March, the council said they would start proceedings. The camp said it wouldn't be moving.
At 3pm on Thursday afternoon [8th March] Nottingham City Council officials served the court hearing papers on the Occupy camp.
The issue will be heard at 10am Tuesday 13th March at the Nottingham County Court, 60 Canal Street, Nottingham.
A degree of sharp practice is suspected by some regarding the council actions [strangely enough!!]. The papers were dated the 7th but not served until the Thursday 8th. The notes say "If you intend to rely on any witness statements, you must file them in the court office and serve copies on all other parties no later than 2 clear working days before hearing". So, that's Friday and then Monday, and the hearing is on Tuesday. Thus it appears they try to run any opposition out of time.
Those at the camp have developed a range of arguements and are currently seeking further legal advice. I imagine the judge will be hearing more about it all on Tuesday morning ...... . I wish them well.
Council serve notice on Occupy Nottingham
Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest
Occupy Nottingham: Council serve notice [Feature]
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
08-03-2012 22:38Through gripping testimony of those who experienced the raid on the Diaz school at the 2001 Genoa G8 Summit, Black Block provides a case study of police violence and arbitrary detention that could happen anywhere.
Unite the Union, 211 Broad Street, B15 1AY
This meeting is both part of the Traveller Solidarity Network (TSN) nationwide
speaker tour and the relaunch of the Europe-Roma organisation.
It will include a short film, a Traveller Solidarity Network activist speaking about what happened at Dale Farm last year, as well as talks from a local Romany Gypsy from the nearby Meriden site currently facing eviction and Ladislav Balaz from the Czech Roma community in Birmingham, with plenty of time for discussion. This meeting is supported by Birmingham National Union of Teachers.
At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for police to remove them.
08-03-2012 20:45a claim of responsibility for various actions between Sept 2011 and Feb 2012 in Lima (Peru) by the Grupo de Células Revolucionarias de Organización Informal - Federación Anarquista Informal/Frente Revolucionario Internacional (FAI/FRI), a statement by the participating cells of the coordination, and a claim for the Jan 7 arson of a security company advertisement by the Fraccion Individualista. re-posted from waronsociety.noblogs.org